From description +‎ -istic or descriptionist +‎ -ic.


descriptionistic (comparative more descriptionistic, superlative most descriptionistic) (rare)

  1. Synonym of descriptionist
    • 1986, Studies in the Theory and Philosophy of Law, page 111:
      So the first argument results from the reconstructivistic attitude towards legal language and the second one from descriptionistic attitude.
    • 1999, Beller, Mara, “Chapter 8: The Polyphony of the Copenhagen Interpretation and the Rhetoric of Antirealism”, in Quantum Dialogue: The Making of a Revolution, the University of Chicago Press, →ISBN, The Appeal of Antirealism: Some General Considerations, page 176:
      Poincaré’s leadership in the antirealist “descriptionistic” movement is explored in Heilbron (1982).
    • 2013, “Chapter 1: Introduction”, in Kiełtyka, Małgorzata, transl., Juristic Concept of the Validity of Statutory Law: A Critique of Contemporary Legal Nonpositivism, Springer, translation of original by Grabowski, Andrzej, →ISBN, page 3:
      I must admit that I use—in a methodologically unencumbered way—methods developed in the mainstream of the descriptionistic analytical philosophy of language and within reconstructionism.
    • 2015, “13: Semantics of poetical tropes: Non-Fregeanity and paraconsistent logic / Basil Lourié and Olga Mitrenina”, in Donum Semanticum: Opera lingvistica et logica in honorem Barbarae Partee a discipvlis amicisqve Rossicis oblata, →ISBN, Descriptionistic approaches, page 181:
      Descriptionistic approaches to poetical tropes go back to Aristotle (Poetics XI, 1457b), who considered metaphor as a kind of analogy assuming that, in the metaphor, the words pointing out a comparison (“as if”, “looks like”, etc.) are omitted, although they are implied.